By LJ Doresseau
February 8, 2005 - 15:40
DOOM PATROL #6 sees the conclusion of the two-part “Robot Wars,” and the title continues to evolve into something that seems more solid than a lame excuse to keep reviving a trademark.
Byrne’s writing is mild, but entertaining (if not imaginative) pulp. The plot twists and the characters’ subtle (and sometimes overt) shifts in manner and attitude make this issue a page-turner. Byrne is dropping teasers for future sub-plots, and Byrne has always done the little things that make for compelling characters.
Doug Hazelwood’s inks really don’t add much to Byrne’s pencils, so Byrne might as well ink, although that idea usually brings howls from some quarters. Thus far in this series, Byrne’s best work comes when he draws the weird and the unusual – robots, monsters, and giant women. The minute he has to do character or straight drama the bottom starts to fall out. B-